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ABC
Jan 24, 2013 12:35am EST
the scandal broke, manti te'o says his fake girlfriend would talk on the phone with his mom and text about bible verses with his dad. as abc's david wright reports, this is the kind of deceit that is par for the course in what's known as catfishing. >> reporter: today the college football star who says he was the victim of an elaborate internet dating scam spoke on camera for the first time since news of the hoax exploded. >> this girl who i committed myself to died on september 12th. now i get a phone call on december 6th saying that she's alive, and that i'm going to be put on national tv two days later to ask me the same question. what would you do? >> reporter: speaking exclusively to katie couric, te'o said that december phone call was from the woman with whom he'd had an online relationship for three years. te'o thought she was dead, but says she told him she was alive and was not who he thought she was. he says the call left him confused and embarrassed. so at the heisman trophy ceremony december 8th, two days after he learned the truth, he was still talking about lennay kekua as th
ABC
Jan 18, 2013 12:35am PST
and transformed a beloved college football star into the internet's newest punch line. manti te'o inspired countless fans when he led notre dame to an epic winning season after the tragic death of his longtime girlfriend. that is until they learned she was a figment of someone's imagination. but who? josh elliot has the latest. >> reporter: it seemed like a tragic love story. >> the most beautiful girl i've ever met. not because of her physical beauty but the beauty of her character, who she is. >> reporter: this is manti te'o in october talking about the girlfriend whom he believed had just died. >> and all of a sudden it hits. silence. that silence really eats at you. >> reporter: until wednesday, te'o, notre dame's all-american linebacker and heisman finalist, was the focus of the most inspiring college football story of the year. now questions arise. is the star athlete the victim of a mysterious and elaborate hoax as he says, or was he a part of it all along? te'o was known for his big hits on the field. and his big heart off of it. his story of overcoming the loss of his grandmother
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 12:35am PST
york. >> wow. croc invasion. monster croc premiers monday, january 21st on natgeowild. manti te'o, the center of the bizarre on-line hoax broke his silence for the first time in an off camera interview with espn's
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